American Society of Hematology

The Hematologist: ASH News and Reports, the Society's member newsletter, is designed for the broad constituency of ASH, all working toward the ultimate goal of conquering blood diseases. The Hematologist updates readers about important developments in the field of hematology and highlights what ASH is doing for its members.

ASH Launches New Publication for Clinicians

This fall, ASH will be launching a news magazine for clinicians in hematology.

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The Future is Now for the Laboratory Evaluation of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Dr. Kelley and Dr. Xu review the ways in which technologic advances in DNA analysis have revolutionized our understanding of the genetic basis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

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Ask the Hematologist

Dr. Mikhael discusses his approach to the evaluation of patients with an IgM monoclonal protein.

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Presidents Column

Dr_ Linda Burns

Linda J. Burns, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Envisioning ASH in 2025
September 12, 2014

Dr. Linda Burns looks forward to what the future might bring for ASH.

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Clinical Trials Corner

Anti-Adhesive Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease
September 26, 2014

Dr. Quinn looks into the effectiveness of anti-adhesive therapy for sickle cell disease.

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Ask The Hematologist

Ask the Hematologist: A Diagnostic Approach to Patients with an IgM monoclonal protein
September 15, 2014

Dr. Mikhael discusses his approach to the evaluation of patients with an IgM monoclonal protein.

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Mini Review

The Future is Now for the Laboratory Evaluation of Myelodysplastic Syndromes
September 15, 2014

Dr. Kelley and Dr. Xu review the ways advances in DNA analysis have revolutionized our understanding of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

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Op Ed

“Ask and Ye Shall Receive” – Women, Stand Up and Be Counted!
May 30, 2014

Dr. Cynthia Dunbar, Dr. Janis Abkowitz, Dr. Nancy Berliner, and Dr. Susan Shurin discuss the concerted grassroots effort to nominate women for ASH awards.

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  • Ebola Alert

    The Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) continues to respond to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The CDC has summarized key messages about the outbreak and the response, and it will continue to update its resources as more information becomes available.

  • Sunshine Data Released – What’s Next?

    On September 30 at around 2PM, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly released the data that it had been gathering from pharmaceutical and medical device companies that detail value transfers to physicians and medical schools.  ASH has been keeping members apprised of these developments since this provision was included in the Affordable Care Act.

  • Least Costly Alternatives for Drugs in the World of Hematology

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) used its second session of the 2014-2015 cycle to take on an issue that could be very important for hematologists and access to drugs for their patients–the opportunity for Medicare to pay for drugs on a “least costly alternative” basis.  ASH continues to follow this issue as part of a commitment to ensure that policies are created that give patients efficient access to important drugs while maintaining clinician decision-making and incentives for continued innovation.

  • Medicaid Pay Parity Nears Expiration – ASH Works with ACP to Extend

    Since the passage of the ACA, specialists in internal medicine—including hematologists—have been eligible for increased Medicaid payment rates. The ACA, however, limited this increase in payment to 2013 and 1014, and the rates will soon revert to their former levels without further legislation. ASH has worked with the American College of Physicians and other stakeholders to support legislation that would extend this payment parity, and has recently submitted a letter to further show support.

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  • This Week in Blood: May 8, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 24, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 17, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 10, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

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